The Quaternary Active Faults Database of Iberia (QAFI v.2.0)

J. García-Mayordomo, J.M. Insua-Arévalo, J.J. Martínez-Díaz, A. Jiménez-Díaz, R. Martín-Banda, S. Martín-Alfageme, J.A. Álvarez-Gómez, M. Rodríguez-Peces, R. Pérez-López, M.A. Rodríguez-Pascua, E. Masana, H. Perea, F. Martín-González, J. Giner-Robles, E.S. Nemser, J. Cabral, QAFI compilers


The Quaternary Active Faults Database of Iberia (QAFI) is an initiative lead by the Institute of Geology and Mines of Spain (IGME) for building a public repository of scientific data regarding faults having documented activity during the last 2.59 Ma (Quaternary). QAFI also addresses a need to transfer geologic knowledge to practitioners of seismic hazard and risk in Iberia by identifying and characterizing seismogenic fault-sources. QAFI is populated by the information freely provided by more than 40 Earth science researchers, storing to date a total of 262 records. In this article we describe the development and evolution of the database, as well as its internal architecture. Additionally, a first global analysis of the data is provided with a special focus on length and slip-rate fault parameters. Finally, the database completeness and the internal consistency of the data are discussed. Even though QAFI v.2.0 is the most current resource for calculating fault-related seismic hazard in Iberia, the database is still incomplete and requires further review.

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Journal of Iberian Geology
ISSN 1698-6180
ISSN-e 1886-7995

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